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ETHELMERZ Posts: 19,203
9/8/13 2:37 P

Maybe this is the weight that your body is comfortable at, if you cut calories too low, you won't stick to it forever, so what you are doing now is how it will be, they used to call this your "set point". Just a thought, cutting lower with calories ain't gonna make you happy in the long run, if you figure in forever.

RACHIELOU092 SparkPoints: (194)
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9/8/13 2:33 P

Thanks for the great advice everyone!

POWER2XCEL SparkPoints: (17,333)
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9/8/13 1:31 P

Don't give up.

9/8/13 1:01 P

First piece of advice: accept that it happens to all of us. Secondly, we are ALL creatures of habit and if something worked for us previously then were more likely to do that same thing again and not change it which is, of course, bad for us as our body will adapt and use less energy when it knows were about to do the same thing again, the same time....

Change it up!

EMPRESSAMQ Posts: 5,077
9/8/13 12:23 P

I have been on plateaus for years sometimes. It is just a part of the process, so the only thing to do is wait it out.

ONLINEASLLOU SparkPoints: (73,365)
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9/8/13 12:20 P

Sometimes it seems we just need to plateau for a bit to stabilize/adjust to our new size. Don't despair: it's a normal part of the long-term process.

And as others have/will point out, the closer you get to your goal weight, the slower your loss will be. Celebrate your progress and rejoice in the fact that you seem to have stabilized at this new, lower weight. After being stable for month or two ... start shaking things up to destabilize things again so that you will start losing again. Change your exercise, the composition of your diet, etc. and you'll probably start losing again.

Good luck!

KKKAREN Posts: 12,754
9/8/13 6:21 A

I was on a plateau myself for months. I was staying close to the low end of my calorie range. When I really examined my diet I realized I was skipping healthy food for sugar and making sure I stayed within range. I gave up all added sugars, cookies, candy, cakes etc and I have lost 12 lbs. I have a sugar free dark chocolate pudding to satisfy my sweet tooth once in awhile. It's working for me.

LADYCJM SparkPoints: (57,456)
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9/8/13 3:31 A

There are a couple of things you can try. Change your exercise routine, do something totally different. If you walk, try aerobics, lift some weights etc. Whatever makes a change for you. Evaluate your diet, are you eating enough? Too many carbs? Not enough fat?
Rerun your exercise and goals and make sure your ranges are set appropriately.
Good luck!

JONEC14333 SparkPoints: (51,079)
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9/8/13 1:03 A

Keep in mind that now that you are close to your goal weight, your loss will SLLLOOOOOWWW WAAAAAYYY DOOOWWWN. Your loss increments will be in halves and quarters of pounds instead of whole pounds. Stick with the 1200 - 1500 range and up your walking. Stay with the program!! Keep Sparking!!!

RACHIELOU092 SparkPoints: (194)
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9/8/13 12:36 A

I am currently down 8 lbs, which I am very proud of. However, I'm still stuck at my current weight which is 124 pounds, and I've been stuck at this weight since the beginning of August. Any advice on how to change up my diets and workouts?

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